Patents by Inventor Georg Petschnigg

Georg Petschnigg has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170300123
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a display. A page-turning gesture is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn that lifts a portion of the page is displayed on the display. One side of the lifted portion of the page is visible through the other side of the lifted portion of the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Georg PETSCHNIGG, Jonathan Reed HARRIS, Joshua J. HINDS, Sabrina BOLER
  • Patent number: 9760178
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a display. A page-turning gesture is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn that lifts a portion of the page is displayed on the display. One side of the lifted portion of the page is visible through the other side of the lifted portion of the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 9760179
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-flipping gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page flip is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page flip turns successive pages to a landing page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20170124735
    Abstract: A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to be executed by a processor to receive a set of data elements associated with a user-defined content having a content type. The processor interpolates the set of data elements to produce a first set of content data based on a filter domain associated with the user-defined content. The processor further refines the first set of content data based, at least in part, on the content type to produce a second set of content data. The processor also sends a signal representing the second set of content data such that the user-defined content is displayed based on the second set of content data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Georg PETSCHNIGG, Andrew ALLEN, Julian WALKER
  • Patent number: 9529486
    Abstract: A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to be executed by a processor to receive a set of data elements associated with a user-defined content having a content type. The processor interpolates the set of data elements to produce a first set of content data based on a filter domain associated with the user-defined content. The processor further refines the first set of content data based, at least in part, on the content type to produce a second set of content data. The processor also sends a signal representing the second set of content data such that the user-defined content is displayed based on the second set of content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FiftyThree, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Andrew Allen, Julian Walker
  • Publication number: 20150029161
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a stylus device includes two switch mechanisms, one disposed at the stylus tip portion and the other disposed at the stylus end portion. The stylus device also includes a wireless transceiver that allows the stylus device to communicate back to an electronic host device (e.g., an electronic tablet) in response to a user contacting the surface of a host device with the stylus tip portion or the stylus end portion. This enables, for example, a wide range of dual stylus device functions for electronic tablet applications. For example, the stylus device can be used to write and/or draw with the stylus tip portion and then can be flipped to the stylus end portion to erase as a user would generally do with a conventional pencil on paper. In another example, the stylus device can include a marker color tip on the stylus tip portion and a color blender on the stylus end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: FiftyThree, Inc.
    Inventors: James Koo, John K. Ikeda, Jonathan R. Harris, Georg Petschnigg, Yao-Kuo Wang, Chun Chou Yeh, Chien Lung Lu, Chien I. Lee, Hsing Ming Lee
  • Publication number: 20130298069
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-flipping gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page flip is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page flip turns successive pages to a landing page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20130290895
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a display. A page-turning gesture is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn that lifts a portion of the page is displayed on the display. One side of the lifted portion of the page is visible through the other side of the lifted portion of the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20130263027
    Abstract: A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to be executed by a processor to receive a set of data elements associated with a user-defined content having a content type. The processor interpolates the set of data elements to produce a first set of content data based on a filter domain associated with the user-defined content. The processor further refines the first set of content data based, at least in part, on the content type to produce a second set of content data. The processor also sends a signal representing the second set of content data such that the user-defined content is displayed based on the second set of content data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: FiftyThree, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg PETSCHNIGG, Andrew ALLEN, Julian WALKER
  • Patent number: 8499251
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-turning gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page turn actively follows the page-turning gesture. The virtual page turn curls a lifted portion of the page to progressively reveal a back side of the page while progressively revealing a front side of a subsequent page. A lifted portion of the page is given an increased transparency that allows the back side of the page to be viewed through the front side of the page. A page-flipping gesture quickly flips two or more pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 8446377
    Abstract: A touch sensitive computing system is provided, including a first touch sensitive display and a second touch sensitive display. The displays are operatively coupled with a processing subsystem, and with a memory subsystem which stores a plurality of content pages. User interface instructions are stored in the memory subsystem and are executable by the processing subsystem to provide user interactivity with the content pages through the first touch sensitive display and the second touch sensitive display. The interface instructions are further configured to control the displays so that they operate as discretely organized interface units for the content pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Julio Estrada, Georg Petschnigg
  • Patent number: 8330733
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive electronic display device including one or more touch-sensitive display screens and interface software. The touch-sensitive display screen(s) and interface software are configured to be responsive to touch inputs and, in the case of a multi-screen workspace, the interface software is operable to allow inputs made in connection with a first screen to generate an inertial movement of a displayed object which results in the object moving to and coming to rest on another of the screens. The touch-sensitive screen and interface software may also be configured to receive hand touch inputs and pen touch inputs, with the interface software being operable to dynamically mask regions of the touch-sensitive display to discriminate between or selectively permit/reject different types of inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 8319736
    Abstract: Touch sensitive computing systems and methods are provided. The touch sensitive computing device may include a touch sensitive display configured to receive a touch input. A gesture recognition module may be coupled with the touch sensitive display, and may be configured to receive the touch input. The gesture recognition module may also be configured to determine, based on the touch input, and by selecting from a plurality of different predefined gestures, a recognized gesture that corresponds to the touch input. The touch sensitive computing device may also include a personal information management (PIM) module including a PIM database. The PIM module may be configured to apply a selected item shown on the touch sensitive display to a selected one of a plurality of different PIM schemas of the PIM database. The selected one of the PIM schemas may be selected based on the recognized gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20110072036
    Abstract: A page-based content storage system may be provided by a method of managing content which includes generating, from a plurality of electronic files containing displayable content, a plurality of viewpages, where each viewpage contains one or more portions of the displayable content and each viewpage is displayable in a single-page view. The method further includes assembling the viewpages into a journal to provide a page-based storage structure configured to enable individual, selective management of the viewpages based on properties associated with the one or more portions of the displayable content. The method further includes visually presenting the viewpages as single-page views accessible via a page-based user interface of a computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohsen Agsen, Georg Petschnigg, Yasser Asmi, Justin Goshi
  • Publication number: 20100245256
    Abstract: A touch sensitive computing system is provided, including a first touch sensitive display and a second touch sensitive display. The displays are operatively coupled with a processing subsystem, and with a memory subsystem which stores a plurality of content pages. User interface instructions are stored in the memory subsystem and are executable by the processing subsystem to provide user interactivity with the content pages through the first touch sensitive display and the second touch sensitive display. The interface instructions are further configured to control the displays so that they operate as discretely organized interface units for the content pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Julio Estrada, Georg Petschnigg
  • Publication number: 20100251112
    Abstract: A touch sensitive computing system, including a touch sensitive display and interface software operatively coupled with the touch sensitive display. The interface software is configured to detect a touch input applied to the touch sensitive display and, in response to such detection, display touch operable user interface at a location on the touch sensitive display that is dependent upon where the touch input is applied to the touch sensitive display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Paul Hinckley, Georg Petschnigg
  • Publication number: 20100182246
    Abstract: Touch sensitive computing systems and methods are provided. The touch sensitive computing device may include a touch sensitive display configured to receive a touch input. A gesture recognition module may be coupled with the touch sensitive display, and may be configured to receive the touch input. The gesture recognition module may also be configured to determine, based on the touch input, and by selecting from a plurality of different predefined gestures, a recognized gesture that corresponds to the touch input. The touch sensitive computing device may also include a personal information management (PIM) module including a PIM database. The PIM module may be configured to apply a selected item shown on the touch sensitive display to a selected one of a plurality of different PIM schemas of the PIM database. The selected one of the PIM schemas may be selected based on the recognized gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20100182247
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive electronic display device including one or more touch-sensitive display screens and interface software. The touch-sensitive display screen(s) and interface software are configured to be responsive to touch inputs and, in the case of a multi-screen workspace, the interface software is operable to allow inputs made in connection with a first screen to generate an inertial movement of a displayed object which results in the object moving to and coming to rest on another of the screens. The touch-sensitive screen and interface software may also be configured to receive hand touch inputs and pen touch inputs, with the interface software being operable to dynamically mask regions of the touch-sensitive display to discriminate between or selectively permit/reject different types of inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Publication number: 20100175018
    Abstract: One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-turning gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page turn actively follows the page-turning gesture. The virtual page turn curls a lifted portion of the page to progressively reveal a back side of the page while progressively revealing a front side of a subsequent page. A lifted portion of the page is given an increased transparency that allows the back side of the page to be viewed through the front side of the page. A page-flipping gesture quickly flips two or more pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Reed Harris, Joshua J. Hinds, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 7590344
    Abstract: An adaptive fill-flash technique for digital photography that employs flash and no-flash image pairs. A flash image, captured using a flash of known characteristics and ambient light, and an ambient light image, which is taken with only ambient light, of the same image subject matter are acquired. A flash only image, computed by subtracting the known ambient light image from the flash and ambient light image, is computed. The flash only image and the ambient light image are then each white balanced to the flash light and the ambient light, respectively, to form two white-balanced images. These two white-balanced images are then added to form a white balanced image, I, in which the flash and ambient light color agree. It is also possible to reduce the hot spots in image I, and adjust flash strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corp.
    Inventor: Georg Petschnigg